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‘Malaysia does not have a single university’

Malaysia lacks “proper” universities as existing institutions serve only political and commercial purposes, argued one academic.

“We do not have a single university in Malaysia today.

“Unfortunately, universities now serve either political or commercial purposes (when) they should be a gathering of scholars to pursue knowledge. We are (only) looking for fast routes, quick results and the cheapest solution,” said Sunway University senior fellow Chong Kok Boon last night at a panel discussion entitled “Is Malaysia producing relevant graduates?”.

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